Analyzing Boeing’s 90-Day Plan

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Analysis June 3, 2024, © Leeham News: There is no timetable for Boeing to gain approval to boost production rates of the 737 MAX. And there is no timetable for the… Read More

The Boeing 90 day executive summary to the FAA: An analysis

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team June 3, 2024, © Leeham News:  Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration last week released summaries of the company’s plan to fix its safety shortcomings following the Jan. 5 accident of… Read More

FAA, Boeing meet; “They must follow through on corrective actions.” Update 3: Boeing’s issues its statement

Update #3: Boeing released its own press release. Here it is: Boeing’s plan is based on findings from FAA audits, recommendations from the FAA’s ACSAA panel review and feedback from our employees. This Safety and Quality Plan generally… Read More

This week Boeing must deliver on safety–again

By the Leeham News Team Analysis May 28, 2024, © Leeham News: Boeing’s FAA-mandated plan to improve its safety culture is due this week. Following the Jan. 5 accident involving Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 and a year-long safety… Read More

Pontifications: Tombstone mentalities and Fantasy Land

By Scott Hamilton Analysis April 30, 2024, © Leeham News: David Calhoun, the CEO of The Boeing Co., put this right at the top of an employee message and the 1Q2024 earnings call last Wednesday: “Since Jan. 5,… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing “transparency”–not so much.

April 9, 2024, © Leeham News: “Since [Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act] ACSAA became law, Boeing has supported implementation of the legislation, including providing full transparency for the FAA’s expert review panel in its evaluation of our… Read More

“If something requires us to cease production, we will do that:” FAA

By the Leeham News Team March 13, 2024, © Leeham News: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering whether to suspend the Production Certificate of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) if it’s not satisfied changes to its safety culture… Read More

Boeing’s safety improvement since the 2018-19 MAX crisis needs more work

Editor’s Note: This story was written before the release yesterday of an independent Expert Panel appointed by Congressional mandate to review Boeing’s safety culture. The report may be downloaded here: Boeing Safety Study by FAA Panel 2-26-24 By… Read More

Ultimately, Congress is responsible for mess at FAA, Boeing, Spirit, et al

Editor’s note: Mondays are ordinarily paywall days. Because of the nature of this topic, today’s article is a freewall post. By Scott Hamilton Commentary Feb. 26, 2024, © Leeham News: There’s no getting around the culpability of the… Read More

Part 2: Reconstituting Boeing’s ODA system

By the Leeham News Team Analysis Feb. 21, 2024, © Leeham News: In part one, LNA looked at the Organization Designation Authorization, more commonly known as the ODA, what it is, and why it is so important to… Read More